Postpartum hypercalcemia in a patient with previous thyroid carcinoma: a report of 2 cases

Ryuji Yasumatsu, Torahiko Nakashima, Yuichiro Kuratomi, Sohtaro Komiyama

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Abstract

We report postpartum hypercalcemia in 2 patients with previous thyroid carcinoma who had undergone total thyroidectomy and total parathyroidectomy and required vitamin D and calcium therapy to control hypoparathyroidism. Postpartum, they required less vitamin D and calcium for satisfactory control. While lactating, they maintained normal serum calcium without supplementary vitamin D or calcium. Transient remission of hypoparathyroidism symptoms has been observed during lactation. Some studies have shown that parathyroid-related protein (PTHrP) is produced by breast tissue, having an endocrine-like effect. We discuss the mechanism of postpartum hypercalcemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-900
Number of pages4
JournalNippon Jibiinkoka Gakkai kaiho
Volume105
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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